Ostheoarthritis

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  • Created on: 15-05-17 23:17
What is osteoarthritis?
Chronic degeneration of the synovial joints characterised by 'wear and tear' of the joints. Breakdown of the articulate cartilage
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Who is most susceptible for the development of osteoarthritis?
older women (>45), obese people, previous trauma, genetic link
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Is there systemic involvement and inflammation in osteoporosis?
No
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What is the treatment ladder for osteoarthritis?
1.Lifestyle advice 2.Topical NSAIDs and paracetamol 3.Oral NSAIDs or COX-2 inhibitor +PPI/ capsaicin cream/ intraarticular corticosteroids 4.Weak opioids
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What is the main lifestyle advice for osteosrthritis?
Weight loss, healthy diet, increased activity, tai chi, assisting devices, all the necessary information
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How can osteoarthritis manifest in a patient if you only had to LOOK at them?
Arthritis 'nodes' particularly in finger joints - bony growth around the affected joints
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What joints are mainly affected?
Synoval joints: weight bearing joints such as hip, knee and spine
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What supplements are thought to prevent breakdown of the cartilage?
Glucosamine, glucose derivative, natural component in the cartilage
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Is glucosamine available on the NHS?
No, due to limited evidence, however, it is approved for mild symptomatic relief
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What are the potential drug interactions for glucosamine?
Warfarin. Can also cause allergies
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